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Cool hand Luke

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  • DVD DRAMA (CEN)

Edition

Deluxe ed. ; widescreen version.

Languages

Language tracks in English or dubbed French, with optional subtitles in English or French.

Performers

Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J.D. Cannon, Robert Brivas, Lou Antonio, Robert Drivas, Strother Martin, Jo Van Fleet.

Publication Information

Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2008.

Summary

Based on the 1965 novel by Donn Pearce.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.

Special features include: New digital transfer from restored picture and audio elements; Commentary by Historian/Newman biographer Eric Lax; New documentary: A natural-born world-shaker : making of Cool Hand Luke; Theatrical trailer.

Lucas Jackson is a man who refuses to be nailed down, conform to rules and regulations, or fit into society, and now, he's on a chain gang. He's a likable enough guy, always smiling, always ready for a little fun. He eats 50 hard-boiled eggs on a bet and collects all the money in the camp. He's more or less like the people he hangs around with, except he won't be pushed. He knows his own mind. This makes him the only prisoner with guts enough to talk back to the bosses and the only one with nerve enough to escape. That Luke, he's a cool hand.

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